Hospice Foundation of America's 16th annual National Teleconference, "Diversity and End-of-Life Care" will be from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Shaw Medical Building Conference Room, located at 1111 Kentucky Ave, West Plains.
During the teleconference, a panel of experts will examine how diversity influences end-of-life decision making and the impact of culture at the time of death and during bereavement. Five panelists will discuss cultural attitudes and rituals, perspectives from different spiritualities, traumatic life events, and end-of-life care for persons with intellectual disabilities, veterans and more.
The event is sponsored by Riverways Hospice of Ozarks Medical Center and will be broadcast live via satellite and Webcast. It is moderated by Frank Sesno, professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University and special correspondent with CNN.
For more than a decade, the Hospice Foundation has been educating health care professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care."The quality of the programs has always been very good and helps to focus on key points related to end of life care," said Mary Dyck, Director of Home Care Services. "We understand that the program this year will include information related to diversity in religion, ethnicity and gender -- all important considerations in our communities."
The program is free, although continuing education units or CEUs are available for a $25 online processing fee per participant. The program is also available by mail for $35.
For more information, contact 417-256-3133, or 800-995-3597. Refreshments also will be served at the event.